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Scrimping on Internet

Since I don’t have unlimited access to wifi internet in my hotel room, I am forced to conserve whatever time I get from the limited and costly access I get (~Php360/hour). And to think I thought Airborne Access and Globe WiZ’s Php100/hour is already very expensive.

Ones is constantly challeged to maximize the usage.

  • Check emails and reply to very urgent ones.
  • Download all RSS feeds into local client, FeedDemon.
  • Opening 3 dozen pages for reading later on when disconnected.
  • Compose blog entries offline (via Notepad) and publish them once connected.
  • Type faster!

I just learned from talking with guys here that you can actually buy pre-paid SIM cards and use it access the internet. I didn’t think of doing that before. I was actually expecting to at least be able to access Mobile Gmail via my phone on Smart International Roaming. Another lesson learned here…

Years ago, when I was still enjoying dial-up connections, there was this software that enables you to download entire websites into your hard drive and then brose it offline. Are those kind of services still available now?

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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5 Responses

  1. Ian says:

    Hey, Abe: I use w.bloggar for offline blogging. Check it out.

  2. ade says:

    Hehehehe! Just like the old dial-up days.

  3. SELaplana says:

    so, balik sa dating buhay — dial up uli….

    [OFF TOPIC]Pero sandali po, kanina pa me antay magonline site ko pero hanggang ngayon wala pa rin. I want to post sa client support ng ploghost pero pati ploghost offline din…… huhuhuhuhuhu uuwi ako di ako makapagpost sa blog ko…..

  4. Dave Starr says:

    Also for your posting, on or off line, take a close look at Microsoft’s Windows Live Writer. At first glance it appears to be only for Microsoft’s “Live Spaces” but it actually works with all the major blogging platforms such as Word Press. And it’s good, it does what w.blogger and many other products try to do but does it better. Sit in your hotel room, compose as many blog entries for multiple blogs as you wish and then connect and ‘whoosh’, they are up. Requires (and makes good use of) the .Net framework. Still a beta but has been working good for me.

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